Time and Temp


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• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Lavander
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium


• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb
• Parsley
• Strawberries


Update on Daisy-Egg Breaks Inside Hen

Electrolytes for animals.

Several of you have written me concerned about Daisy the hen who had an egg break inside of her. Click here. I have been hesitant to give you an update until I could really see some progress. It is hard to know whether she truly has something wrong inside her where the egg is formed, […]

Daisy is Ill-Egg Broke Inside Her

Daisy in a soaking tub.

Daisy is Soaking in the Laundry Tub

Daisy had an egg break inside her and it has made her sick. It is hard to know what exactly caused this. Something has gone wrong with her “egg-making machine”. She was always a good layer. She was the first of our flock to begin laying eggs […]

Plant Wildflower Seeds Now

Wildflower seeds ready to plant.

Wildflower seeds ready to plant.

I’ve tried to leave the computer and get outside to plant some wildflower seeds this morning. I’ve had the seeds since last year. It’s been hard to get outside because I’ve been distracted by website problems and successes. Backyard Hencam (for chicken lovers) is still having its share of […]

March Gardening Along the Central Coast


As some of my readers know, I live in a coastal village south of Big Sur and north of San Luis Obispo. I consider myself a Central Coast Gardener even though this term can mean many things. East of us, along the Hwy 101 corridor, it can be 20 degrees hotter in the day and […]